Integrity Waste Introduces Comprehensive Composting Service for Apartment Communities in California

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Launches New Program to Help Multi-Family Housing Facilities Comply with Assembly Bill 1826

Integrity Waste, the full service waste management company that focuses on sustainable practices and innovative services, today announced its comprehensive service for managing organic waste collection at multi-tenant housing facilities in California. In conjunction with Earth Day, Integrity Waste is kicking off a new program that will help multi-tenant housing facilities in California comply with Assembly Bill 1826, which mandates the provision of composting programs in apartment communities.

An estimated 24% of the daily waste stream in apartment communities could be diverted from the landfills by composting. Diverting this waste from the landfills is becoming more crucial by the day, as landfills are filling up at an unsustainable speed. It is estimated that within the next 50 years, the majority of the landfills in California will have reached maximum capacity.

According to a 2010 survey by Apartments.com, 89% of apartment residents would prefer a “green” apartment community. And yet, most apartment communities in California are not currently optimizing their recycling programs by offering composting, and some still do not offer recycling at all. That will change in January 2016, when Assembly Bill 1826 takes effect, which mandates the recycling of organic waste at multi-tenant housing facilities in California.

“By getting apartment communities involved in composting, property managers can take a huge step toward making their communities greener and lower their trash footprint,” said Ron Falcon, Chief Executive Officer, Integrity Waste. “We have seen firsthand the excessive waste being sent to the landfills and are determined to divert as much as possible.”

Integrity Waste is a full service trash management company that works with property managers to make a positive impact on the quality of life in California’s apartment communities, while reducing the negative impact on the environment. Integrity’s comprehensive waste solutions for apartment communities include:

  •     Doorstep trash, recycling and compost collection for residents 7 days a week
  •     Trash area management 7 days a week
  •     Regular bulky item pick-up
  •     Monthly E-waste pick-up
  •     On-site textile recycling
  •     Used cooking oil and grease collection
  •     Ongoing educational events for the residents and staff

All of Integrity Waste’s clients are provided with a countertop compost pail. Residents place a compostable bag in the pail and then place it outside their door for collection at a designated time each week. Integrity Waste collects the compost bags from each pail, sorts the contents on site, and delivers the waste to a nearby composting facility. Most property managers are happy to be able to offer composting services to our tenants, but have hesitated because of the complexity of managing organic waste. Now, with service provided by Integrity Waste, they can successfully offer this benefit to their tenants and significantly reduce the amount of time and effort required to clean and maintain our trash areas.

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About Integrity Waste
Integrity Waste is a full service trash management company based in Novato, California that works with property managers to make a positive impact on the quality of life in California’s apartment communities, while reducing the negative impact on the environment. The company was founded in 2013 on two basic principles: 1) Make your community greener, and 2) Reduce your expenses by minimizing your trash footprint. For more information, please visit http://www.integritywaste.com.

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